The Minor and Core Concentration in Professional and Public Writing

The Minor and Core Concentration aim to prepare students to write confidently and effectively in professional and public situations. Students can choose to focus on professional writing, where they analyze and produce genres required by employers; public writing, where they study and engage in meaningful social action through written texts; or a combination of courses tailored to the student’s own interests. Students will write purposefully, imaginatively, and persuasively in, across, and beyond their college courses. The Core provides excellent preparation for students whether they are pursuing graduate school, law school, or want a significant edge in the professional world or within their communities.

Requirements for the Core Concentration in Professional and Public Writing:

WTNG 102  Expository Writing
Two (2) WTNG courses at the 200 level or above
Two (2) WTNG course at the 300 level or above

Additional Requirement for the Minor in Professional and Public Writing:

One (1) WTNG course at the 400 level

Selected from the following list of WTNG courses below:

WTNG 200  Critical Writing for the Humanities and Social Sciences* 
WTNG 220  Critical Writing for the Professions* 
WTNG 230  Rhetoric of Film: Writing about Film* 
WTNG 250  Advanced Composition* 
WTNG 270  Travel Writing* 
WTNG 299  Special Topics in Writing * 
WTNG 300  Rhetoric in a Global Context* 
WTNG 301  The Rhetoric of Narrative* 
WTNG 302  Art of Writing: Forms of the Essay* 
WTNG 303  Environmental Rhetoric* 
WTNG 305  Writing the City* 
WTNG 311  Technical Writing* 
WTNG 320  Writing for Business Organizations* 
WTNG 321  Multimodal Writing in Public Spheres* 
WTNG 322  Advancing Public Argument* 
WTNG 400  Writing for Social Change 
WTNG 430  Special Topics 
WTNG 470  The Writing Thesis/Portfolio** 

*This course meets the 200 level University writing requirements for the Core Curriculum
**This course is restricted to minors in Professional and Public Writing.